Lake Lure Triathlon
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure
"I've been racing since 1985, and I've been telling people this is one of those must-do events in North Carolina."
The Lake Lure Sprint starts and finishes on the white sandy beach of Rumbling Bald Resort. The Lake Lure area is a favorite training haven for triathletes and was noted as such by Complete Tri in their "Top Ten Great Destination Triathlons" and "The Most Amazing Triathlons to do across the USA today" in Culture Trip.
The swim start and finish locations are a couple of hundred yards apart, so the 750-meter course is shaped like a triangle with one large pyramid shaped buoy functioning as the lone turn buoy on this course.
This is a time trial swim start, with participants going off every 2-3 seconds. This greatly improves swim safety, but it also allows participants to swim with family members or friends, something they're not able to do many times with wave start races. The transition area is just a short run out of the water.
The 22.3K bike course is challenging, but you will be rewarded with breathtaking views as it rolls through the countryside at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains and finishes back at the same transition area.
The 5K run course is a steady but reasonable uphill that winds up a beautiful valley paralleling Bald Mountain Golf Course and ends with a gentle downhill cruise to a beach finish.
All athletes up to the challenge with age and gender categories set in 5-year increments, as well as separate divisions for Athena, Clydesdale and Master Clydesdale.
Age and gender groups are assigned in age increments with the top three in each category receiving gold, silver and bronze medals.
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Price & Registration
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November 2017 - February 28, 2018: $60
March 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018: $65
June 1, 2018 - August 8, 2018: $70
On-site Registration: $80
Open Male, Open Female, Masters Open Male, Masters Open Female, Age Group Male, Age Group Female, Clydesdale, Master Clydesdale, Athena, Novice Male, Novice Female, Novice Masters Male, Novice Masters Female
**This pricing is based upon Date. Once a date is reached the price will increase to the next tier
November 1, 2017 - February 28, 2018: $125
March 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018: $130
June 1, 2018 - August 8, 2018: $135
Onsite Registration: $145
Packet Pickup and Day of Registration
- Location is at the Beach Pavilion at Rumbling Bald Resort.
- Only checks or cash can be accepted at packet pickup.
- Walk-up registration is available for this event at Rumbling Bald Resort
Friday, August 10, 2018 - 5:00-7:00 PM
Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 6:00-7:30 AM
Note: A participant must collect his/her own event packet. This rule applies to relay team members as well. Photo ID is required in order to collect event materials. USA Triathlon requires that all USAT annual members show their USAT membership card at packet pick-up. Any USAT annual member who does not present his/her valid membership card at packet pick-up or any participant who is not a USAT member, will be required to pay the USAT one-day fee of $15.
Policies & Refunds
To request a refund please contact Set Up Events. Event entries are not transferable between persons, events or years.